Charlie Strong led his Texas Longhorns to a big win over the Oklahoma Sooners in the Red River Showdown this season, but the Longhorns have only compiled a disappointing 4-5 record on the season thus far.
Could his struggles early in his tenure and high expectations in Austin lead to Strong eventually leaving for another job?
Well, if you ask some Miami Hurricanes officials, that could be the case.
According to a report from the Miami Herald on Wednesday, there are some people close to the Hurricanes program that believe Strong is interested in taking over the head coaching job.
“Though public denials would be expected, UM people are under the impression that Texas’ Charlie Strong and Cincinnati’s Tommy Tuberville have interest in the UM job,” the report reads.
“Strong is considered an appealing candidate if he and Texas part ways, but that likely wouldn’t happen until after the Longhorn’s regular-season finale Dec. 5.”
Strong has previously denied the rumors, but, if he finds himself in need of a job, Miami could be the perfect fit. One Miami booster, Luther Campbell, has even said he “knows for a fact” that Strong would leave Austin for the job.
We likely won’t hear too much more than rumors on the subject in the coming weeks, but it looks like we shouldn’t be too surprised if Strong finds his way to South Beach in 2016.
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